|Date of birth||13 July 1966|
|Place of birth||Baku, Azerbaijan SSR, Soviet Union|
|Height||1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)|
|1976–1984||Neftchi Baku PFK|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Stepan Atayan (Russian: Степан Атаян; born 13 July 1966) is a retired Uzbekistani international football player of Armenian descent who played as a midfielder and was awarded in 1993 as one of the three Best Footballers of the Year. He is currently a veteran at Proodeftiki F.C. in Greece.
Atayan began playing football in the Soviet Second League with Neftchi Baku PFK and Köpetdag Aşgabat. He joined Uzbek League side Neftchi Farg'ona in 1991. Atayan left Uzbekistan and moved to Greece in 1995. He continued his career with Proodeftiki, playing 4 seasons in the Greek Super League for the club. He joined Chalkidona F.C. in 1999, where he won 2 cups. He finished his football career in Atromitos F.C. in 2001.
He made his debut for Uzbekistan team on 18 July 1995 at Merdeka Cup against Hungary won 3:2 by Hungary. Atayan made 9 appearances for the Uzbekistan national football team, including three appearances at the 1996 AFC Asian Cup finals in the United Arab Emirates.
After finishing his football career, Atayan continued with a coaching career. He possesses both the AFC coaching diploma and the UEFA category B coaching license diploma in Greece. He began coaching professionally youth football academy U13, U15, U17, U19. Afterwards, he coached in various football teams including Copa Renti SC owned by Nikos Karoulias in 2001–2004, Fostiras F.C. in 2004–2005, Kallithea F.C. B League in 2011–2012, Proodeftiki in 2012–2013.
He got married in 1988, had a daughter (Diana) in 1990 and a son (Arsen) in 1994.
- Neftchi Farg'ona
- Uzbekistan Footballer of the Year 3rd: 1993
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